Academic Mentor

  Intercollegiate Athletics
  West Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/13/20

Job Summary

Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of an AS2 academic mentor is to serve as a mentor to freshmen and transfer student-athletes.
  • The AS2 Academic Mentor program is a professional practice experience that provides exposure to academic support services, academic counseling, NCAA continuing academic eligibility rules, and athletics administration.
  • Through hands-on experience academic mentors receive valuable feedback on their development and demonstration of essential professional skills.
  • Academic mentors will be assigned to support a variety of student-athletes across the 25 teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communications skills to articulate and report academic expectations and progress; and the use of correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation in written communication.
  • Must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in situations that may be time sensitive or otherwise highly pressured, with a variety of individuals including students, academic personnel, and staff.
  • Offer of employment is contingent upon obtaining positive results from a pre-employment background screening.
  • Must be able to attend a brief hiring session via Zoom between September 1 st - 15 th .
  • Must be able to attend training sessions via Zoom from September 22 nd - 24 th .

Job Requirements:

  • Until further notice, the University is operating remotely; this will require all meetings/trainings to be held via Zoom 
  • You must have access to a computer with stable internet connection, camera and audio capabilities to complete job requirements.
  • Assist student-athletes in developing a success plan by setting large-scale attainable academic goals and support them by completing smaller targeted practical tasks.
  • Monitor student-athlete transition to a competitive university environment by seeking and utilizing campus resources.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of recurring mentoring meetings as assigned.
  • Assess and report on student-athletes’ progress and foster academic accountability.
  • Participate in all mandatory initial and ongoing training and professional development sessions as scheduled by AS2 and DIA.
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed and complete various projects as assigned by supervisors.
  • Learn and follow all department policies, university standards of academic integrity, applicable NCAA Bylaws, and confidentiality agreements.
  • 17-20 hours per week, must be able to work Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8am – 5pm.


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